Back To Basics

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Tuesday, February 25th, 2014 | Book Pimpage, New Release | No Comments

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Back to Basics

Beach House Nights, Book #4

Harper Coleman learned the hard way to never let a man control her.

For the past three years the Miami chef has thrown her heart and soul into her cafe. But when she’s invited to a friend’s beach house for the weekend, she finds a little R&R is just what the doctor ordered. But how’s Harper supposed to get the rest she so desperately needs with sinfully sexy Blake Nelson throwing grease onto her already simmering lust?

Harper’s sassy charm hooked Blake Nelson the minute he tasted her famous homemade brownies. This weekend is his chance to get close to the beautiful and sexy woman who creates masterpieces with her hands. Blake might not be able to whip up a culinary dish fit for consumption, but he’s cooking up a challenge she won’t be able to resist.

As their sizzling competition flames into a feast for the senses, will going back to the basics be their final course for disaster…or love?

Excerpt

Harper stepped to the other side of the island now to give herself some distance, but instead of sitting at one of the stools, she went to the window seat overlooking the ocean. The farther away she got, the better. Spending this much time with Blake alone had done damage to her equilibrium. She’d gotten to a point where she wanted nothing more than to climb up onto the counter and let Blake have his way with her like in her favorite movie.

“Don’t let it get brown on either side. Flip it over if you need to,” she said as she sat and stared out the window.

A yellow-orange haze began to cast over the endless dark sea and reflected on every rippling wave. Whenever she got a chance to visit Dayna at the beach house, dusk was her favorite time of day. She never imagined sharing a perfect moment in time like this with Blake. And she loved this kitchen. Whoever designed it and put the kitchen on the top level instead of the bottom was a genius. To her, this window had the best views in the house.

As she glanced over her shoulder, he slid an almost perfect omelet onto a plate and presented it to her with another gorgeous smile. “A round of applause please, madam. I’ve cooked my first…but not last…omelet.”

She brought the palms of her hands together in a quiet clap. “Very good, sir. But you need to taste it first to be sure.”

Blake pulled a drawer open and grabbed a fork. She lowered her gaze but looked on, mesmerized as he used the side of the fork to cut into his creation. He speared the morsel, brought it to his mouth, and then stopped. Rounding the island, he walked over to her and held it out.

This cannot be real. But she leaned forward and wrapped her mouth around the utensil. When her tongue whipped out to catch the delicate string of cheese hanging over the side, she heard his sharp intake of breath. Exquisite flavor burst over her tongue. It might have been his first omelet, but it was superb.

“What do you think?” he asked quietly.

Think? There was no thinking while eating. There was no thinking when Blake Nelson was feeding her either.

“Another bite,” she demanded in a voice she didn’t recognize as her own.

Harper ate the proffered morsel with the same relish as the first, but couldn’t help thinking she’d like to taste something else. Something long, dark, and chocolate.

Oh God.

She was becoming a wanton.

“Mmmm,” she crooned and tried to mimic a little casual indifference. “Very good for a first-timer.”

Joining her on the bench, he cut into the omelet again. But instead of feeding it to her, he fed it to himself, and the carnal thought that he now tasted her, that his mouth was somewhere hers had been, sent need spiraling through her core.

Blake was ruining her for other men. No one would measure up now.

Hell…what men?

She hadn’t allowed a man near her in…shit…months, more months than she wanted to count.

If only… She caught herself smiling at the lascivious thoughts running rampant through her mind.

No no no.

Too dangerous. She needed to remember that.

Harper wouldn’t do anything stupid, like kiss his full lips to see if they felt as soft as she imagined.

She took another offered bite, slowly chewed, and swallowed. “Thank you.”

Then, they took turns.

Wow.

Would he be as generous in bed?

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Back To Basics – Pictures and Words #pinterest, #excerpt, #romance

Monday, February 24th, 2014 | Book Pimpage, New Release | No Comments

Release day is almost here!!! I’m so excited to be releasing the last and final book in the Beach House Nights series, book #4 – Back To Basics. It was so much fun writing this series and exploring the friendships of the four ladies who make up the heroines in this series. Dayna, who inherited the beach house from her grandmother, wasn’t look for love. Recently out of a bad relationships/breakup – she decides that a little revenge sex/one night stand with her ex’s best friend is what she needs. Next is Violet,  the most daring of the group, who decides that this weekend is it. She’s going to seduce her hero if it’s the last thing she does. Then, we have Stella, who’s a little uptight and not as outgoing as the rest of the group and prefers to spend the weekend in the attic picking out antique furniture for her fledgling store. But, her hero isn’t having it.

Finally, we have Harper who has issues with relationships in general and has made herself too busy with her cafe to make time for a man.

Enjoy today’s installment of pictures and words with Harper and her hero, Blake.

kitchen

Blake took one last swig of his beer, stood, and dropped his bottle in the recyclable trash before moving to the cooler to retrieve another. “Why should I when IHOP does it so well?”

Instead of sitting back down, he moved around the island to stand beside her as she put the rest of the dishes away. Harper inhaled. The scent was clean male, ocean, and sand. It made her shivery on the outside, hot on the inside, and completely fried her senses.

She took two steps away and pretended to wipe down the counter she’d already cleaned five minutes ago.

window seat

“Another bite,” she demanded in a voice she didn’t recognize as her own.

Harper ate the proffered morsel with the same relish as the first, but couldn’t help thinking she’d like to taste something else. Something long, dark, and chocolate.

Oh God.

She was becoming a wanton.

“Mmmm,” she crooned and tried to mimic a little casual indifference. “Very good for a first-timer.”

Joining her on the bench, he cut into the omelet again. But instead of feeding it to her, he fed it to himself, and the carnal thought that he now tasted her, that his mouth was somewhere hers had been, sent need spiraling through her core.

swing

When she cried out, he smiled, satisfied he’d given her the pleasure he so wanted her to have. But he wasn’t finished. He slid up her body and stood.

“Turn over.”

With dazed eyes, she blinked up at him. “Wh-what?”

“Turn over, Princess.”

He took her by the hips and twisted her around until she was on her knees, facing away from him. The rocking of the swing didn’t deter him one bit.

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Back to Basics

Beach House Nights, Book #4

Harper Coleman learned the hard way to never let a man control her.

For the past three years the Miami chef has thrown her heart and soul into her cafe. But when she’s invited to a friend’s beach house for the weekend, she finds a little R&R is just what the doctor ordered. But how’s Harper supposed to get the rest she so desperately needs with sinfully sexy Blake Nelson throwing grease onto her already simmering lust?

Harper’s sassy charm hooked Blake Nelson the minute he tasted her famous homemade brownies. This weekend is his chance to get close to the beautiful and sexy woman who creates masterpieces with her hands. Blake might not be able to whip up a culinary dish fit for consumption, but he’s cooking up a challenge she won’t be able to resist.

As their sizzling competition flames into a feast for the senses, will going back to the basics be their final course for disaster…or  love?

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You can check out my entire Pinterest board for the Beach House Nights series here.

If you haven’t read the first three books in the Beach House Night series – catch up now because Back To Basics releases TOMORROW!!!

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Back To Basics – Lyric James’ Six Sentence Sunday, #sixsunday

Sunday, January 27th, 2013 | Blog Hop, Book Pimpage, Six Sentence Sunday | 6 Comments

Wow…I haven’t done Six Sentence Sunday in a while. But I’m back! Today I’m featuring Back To Basics, book #4 in the Beach House Nights series.  Don’t forget to visit the other authors participating in this hop. You can go here to get a list.

Now…the first six sentences of Back To Basics

Harper Coleman watched her friend’s retreating back and slid her gaze back to one man in the world who always sent her heart rate into the upper atmosphere, Blake Nelson. “You’re just as bad as he is,” she said, pointing a spatula at him. “Probably worse.”

He leaned back in his chair and gave her the sexy grin that always stole her breath. “You’ll never know until you try it out for yourself.”

The raw cadence of his voice slid over her skin and made it prickle.

Back To Basics

Blurb:

Harper Coleman learned the hard way to never let a man control her  or run her life. For the past three years the Miami chef has thrown her heart and soul into her restaurant. But when she’s invited to a friend’s beach house for the weekend, she finds a little R&R is just what the doctor ordered. But how’s Harper supposed to get the rest she so desperately needs with sinfully sexy Blake Nelson around throwing grease onto her already simmering lust.

Harper’s sassy charm hooked Blake Nelson the minute he tasted her famous sweet potato pie. This weekend is his chance to get close to the beautiful and sexy woman who creates masterpieces with her hands. Blake might not be able to whip up a culinary dish fit for consumption, but he’s cooking up a challenge she won’t be able to resist. As their sizzling competition flames into a feast for the senses, will going back to the basics of love be their final course?

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